Reykjadalur Hot Spring Hike

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Duration

8 hours

Difficulty

Moderate

Group Size

Small

Available

All year

Minimum age

10 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Operator
Tour starts

Reykjavik

Duration

8 hours

Difficulty

Moderate

Group Size

Small

Available

All year

Minimum age

10 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Days

Day Tour

Departures

Reykjavik

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Highlights

Reykjadalur hot spring valley

Reykjadalur Hot Spring Hike

Geothermal areas of Hveragerði

Hveragerði

Reykjanes Peninsula

Season

All year

Pick Up

Reykjavik

Duration

8 hours

Starting Time

9 am

Group

Small: 1 – 18 people

Price

ISK 13,900 per person

$100 / €93 / £144

About Tour

The Reykadalur Hot Spring Hike promises a unique and invigorating adventure. Rolling hills and steaming vents guide your way to the natural hot springs where you can take a bathe in a natural hot spring in the middle of nowhere, with mountain views everywhere you look! 

Embark on a memorable journey to discover Iceland’s natural wonders! Begin by exploring the captivating Lake Kleifarvatn, nestled amidst volcanic landscapes and rugged hills. Next, marvel at the bubbling mud pots and hissing steam vents in the Seltún Geothermal Area, showcasing the Earth’s geothermal forces.

Indulge in a delightful lunch sourced from local treasures at a Greenhouse in Hveragerði, a sustainable horticultural community. Then, gear up for an invigorating hike to Reykjadalur Valley, also known as the “Steam Valley,” where rolling hills and steaming vents guide you to natural hot springs. Immerse yourself in the warm river, surrounded by pristine nature, for a unique opportunity to unwind in Iceland’s geothermal paradise.

As the day concludes, we’ll whisk you back to Reykjavík, providing a moment to reflect on a day filled with stunning sights, culinary delights, and the revitalizing embrace of Reykjadalur’s natural hot springs. Join us for this unforgettable adventure.

Included

  • Experienced guide for the tour
  • Hiking Guide
  • Wi-fi on board
  • Hike in Reykjadalur valley

What to bring

  • It is essential that you dress properly for this hike.
  • A thermal base layer and waterproof outer layer are recommended.
  • Jeans are a bad idea as if it rains they will stay wet for hours and you risk hypothermia.
  • Good sturdy walking shoes, preferrable with ankle support
  • Swimsuit and towel if you intend to bathe in the hot spring
  • Water and snacks for the hike
  • Hiking poles are recommended – can also be rented when booking. 

Good to know

  • We will stop for lunch at the Greenhouse in Hveragerði where you can choose from variety of great restaurants. Note that lunch is not included in the tour.
  • The tour will last around 8 hours in total.
  • We recommend wearing warm and comfortable clothes and sturdy hiking boots.
  • The weather in Iceland is very changeable – meaning that waterproof clothing is essential.
  • We also recommend bringing snacks and a water bottle.

Contact us for more information about this tour

Itinerary

1. Pick up in Reykjavik

Embark on an exceptional journey through the enchanting landscapes around Reykjavík with our full-day tour. Your adventure begins with a morning pick-up in Reykjavík, setting the tone for a day brimming with exploration and relaxation.

2. Lake Kleifarvatn

Kleifarvatn Lake Northern Lights Tour Iceland

Our initial stop takes us to the captivating Lake Kleifarvatn, nestled in a volcanic landscape adorned with rugged hills and lava fields. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty, capturing the essence of Iceland’s distinctive geology. Meanwhile, our expert guide will share insights into the region’s fascinating history and natural phenomena.

3. Seltún / Krýsuvík Geothermal Area

Krysuvik selvik geothermal area in Reykjanes Peninsula Iceland

Continuing our journey beyond Lake Kleifarvatn, our next destination is the Seltún Geothermal Area. Here, the Earth’s geothermal forces come to life, featuring bubbling mud pots, hissing steam vents, and vibrant mineral deposits. Seltún’s ethereal atmosphere provides a captivating glimpse into the geological forces shaping Iceland.

4. Hveragerði

Next on our schedule is a lunch break at an appealing Greenhouse in Hveragerði. Delight your taste buds with a freshly prepared, locally sourced meal amidst a flourishing horticultural community. Experience the town’s commitment to sustainable living and observe the clever utilization of geothermal energy in greenhouse cultivation.

Reykjadalur Hot Spring Hike

Iceland Hot Springs, hot springs in Iceland, man sitting in Reykjadalur hot spring on the Reykjadalur hot spring and hike

Following a satisfying lunch, get ready for an invigorating hike to Reykjadalur Valley, renowned as the “Steam Valley.” Traverse scenic landscapes, passing through rolling hills and steaming vents on your way to the tour’s highlight—the natural hot springs. Upon reaching Reykjadalur, immerse yourself in the warm river, surrounded by untouched nature. It’s a special opportunity to relax and revitalize in the therapeutic waters of Iceland’s geothermal paradise.

The hike covers a distance of 8 km with a 340-meter elevation gain, taking around 2.5 hours. You’ll have approximately 1-1.5 hours to enjoy bathing at the hot springs.

6. Drop off in Reykjavik

Reykjavík rainbow street

As the day wraps up, we’ll take you back to Reykjavík, giving you a moment to ponder a day brimming with breathtaking sights, culinary pleasures, and the refreshing experience of Reykjadalur’s natural hot springs. Come along for an unforgettable journey that captures the true essence of Iceland’s natural beauty and geothermal wonders.

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